WINNER 9 OF 2024: HOW IMPRESSIVE, trained by Hugo Palmer and ridden by Oisin Murphy: The 'Win 2,000,000 With Betmgm's Golden Goals Handicap' at Lingfield, over 7f.
He was 2nd on his two previous visits to Lingfield, so hopes were that on Monday, he an Oisin could make it happen!
He led early on and then was headed by an outsider who took the race on. Tracking the leader in second, he was pushed along 2f out to retake the lead. In the home straight, he ran on well and went clear inside the final furlong, winning readily by 3 lengths.
Watch the race replay here: https://www.attheraces.com/racecard/Lingfield/05-February-2024/1345
Oisin told Sky Sports Racing after the race: "He has been flying at home. Hugo took the headgear off him and it obviously helped. It's nice to win on him here after being 2nd together last year!"
Timeform gave him a career best p87 performance rating and say: "Went without headgear this time and having been seen to much better effect than last time, proved better than ever to run out a convincing winner, this more than simply taking advantage of a drop back to his last winning mark; close up, took strong hold, pushed along home turn, led inside final 1f, drew clear."
Read the Racing Post story, here: https://www.racingpost.com/news/reports/its-the-first-time-ive-seen-him-with-a-suntan-globetrotting-oisin-murphy-strikes-with-first-british-winner-of-the-year-adwz40Z8aSWG/
Syndicate manager Tom says: "Well done to Hugo and the team on his third win and congratulations to his owners. It all worked well there, he was relaxed on his way down and at the start and jumped from the stalls well. We got a lovely lead and it was never really in doubt coming off the bend. I'll have a look through the fixtures and see what there is for him. But really nice to have two winners from two days at Lingfield."